Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Thai Food Anyone?

This past weekend some friends and I went out for Thai food. We have a few people in this little "group" who live very sheltered lives, and so we have taken it upon ourselves to culture them in any way shape or form. Mostly with food though since it is the easiest around this sheltered valley!

We have already taken a few of them out for sushi. Most I think were pleasantly surprised by it, others still turned their noses up at it. Either way, they've tried it, so who cares in my opinion. Our latest adventure was at a small restaurant in South Orem called Bangkok Thai. They have another location in Salt Lake as well. I had seen the restaurant just in passing, since it was around the corner from my old apartment. I might not just go try a restaurant on the spur of the moment until someone usually tells me it is good, so I am glad I was introduced to it so I wouldn't have to make someone go with me!

We ordered a wide variety of dishes so that everyone can get the true taste of Thai food. I believe Thai food rates among the top three of my most favorite ethnic foods, so I was pretty excited to try a bunch of things myself. Among the things ordered, were Coconut Soup, Spicy Sour Soup, Medium Yellow Curry, Masaman Curry, Pad Thai, Glass Noodles, Beef with Broccoli (that was the "safe" choice for those who may have been really picky). Of course the staple food in Thailand is rice, so the main dish is the regular white rice, and the curry and other such dishes are simply the sides or accompaniments to the rice.

We really wanted to show them how good the desserts were, such as the flamed bananas, or the mango slices with sticky rice, but we were all way too full! I really liked the atmosphere of the restaurant as well. They have a few bigger tables in the center of the room for larger parties, but around the edges of the room are tables inside a bench of sorts. You can sit cross legged or put your feet underneath the tables if you wanted.

I recommend this restaurant to any and all who like Thai, and/or who are willing to try new foods. Just remember, the curry is a little spicy, and most places can make the curry as hot or as mild as you like. You simply have to be brave enough to ask them to either tone it down, or kick it up a notch. It will come medium if you are too chicken to open your mouth. I like it a little on the hotter side, but too much curry can make your lips feel like they are on fire, and may ruin the rest of your meal!!!

6 comments:

kristen said...

Yeah, I'd be the one eating the beef with broccoli (I've been labeled 'picky'). Thai food just isn't my fave....but I do like those fried bananas.

Now give me a nice piece of steak or a great italian dish......

shameonyou21 said...

Ummm...
Mahahahahahaa!!!!

You know why I'm laughing. Thats all I have to say about THAT!

And... mmmm. Thai.

Nemesis said...

So do you think it's better than Thai Chili Garden? Because that's my favorite one--I've never tried Bankok Thai.

Kristeee said...

Next time you should take the group to Cabela's and let them try something like the bison bratwurst or an ostrich sandwich. Not that I've ever been there, or that I'd order such a thing . . . but it would be good for shock value!

foodie said...

Nem: It has been a very long time since I have eaten at the Thai Chili Gardens, so I honestly couldn't compare at this point.

MMMM FRIED BANANAS!!!

Kristee: Cabela's would be the shock of their lives now wouldn't it. Hmmm definately have to consider that option!

jaime said...

I think I must try this Tepanyaki that you rave so much about. When do you want to go?